Two Weeks in Egypt - October 2012
Day Six: Alexandria
Saturday was an early start as we headed back to El Alamein for the International Ceremony. We again drove for miles past the awful resort developments that blight the coast all the way from Alexandria to El Alamein, a total distance of 114km. Many of these resorts were pure speculation, remaining as empty shells until the market demands yet more accommodation. Some of the resorts even had a few people around, but most had a closed up look.
The Road from Alexandria to El Alamein
From Alexandria we passed through the industrial area of oil and gas and salt. Then it was the endless ribbon of coastal resorts.
El Alamein International Ceremony
The International Ceremony was a large and grand affair, with representatives from all the countries involved in the El Alamein battles. The ceremony was organised this year by the British - it was their turn - but in true diplomatic fashion they invited all countries to attend, noting that each country would be listed in the programme and would be invited to lay wreaths in alphabetical order according to the ENGLISH spelling of their names. (You might realise that Allemagne would otherwise be ahead of Australia in the list.......)
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